• Jazz

    Swamba Redux

    Who would’ve thought that three months after getting a brand spanking new, $2000 Apple iMac, that the most reliable computer in the house would be my 3 year old Dell? You know the ad with the cool Mac guy and…

  • Jazz,  Rock

    Nels Cline Singers: Draw Breath

    Many people heard of Nels Cline for the first time when he accepted Jeff Tweedy’s offer to become Wilco’s new lead guitarist in 2004. But Nels’ stature in the improvisational music community was already well established. One of his ongoing…

  • Jazz

    Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts

    It’s always nice to hear some contemporary jazz that harkens back to the classic age of Miles, Coltrane, Parker, Mingus, etc. I’m sure there’s a lot of great stuff out there, it’s only that I don’t expose myself enough to…

  • Jazz

    Electric Miles – London, 1971

    Allow this to push you into the week in mind blowing fashion… Miles Davis Royal Festival Hall, London November 13th, 1971 1. Directions 2. What I Say? 3. Sanctuary 4. It’s About That Time 5. Honky Tonk 6. Funky Tonk…

  • Jam,  Jazz

    Have you ever had a Garage a Trois?

    Howzabout a little Garage a Trois to end the weekend / kick off the week? What we have is a side project of Charlie Hunter on his 8-string guitar, Galactic’s Stanton Moore on drums, and Skerik on sax. On this…

  • Jazz,  Roots Rock

    Love & War

    It’s easy for me to measure how low long I’ve been married, or how long the war in Iraq has been going on. They both started in the same week. My wife and I just celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary…